Despite a dedicated diet and exercise regime, some areas of the stomach may stubbornly retain excess skin and small fat deposits, particularly following substantial weight changes or pregnancy. If you’re looking to refine these areas and enhance your figure, a mini tummy tuck in San Luis Obispo County might be your solution. Reach out to our experienced team at Charles Chalekson, MD, Plastic Surgery to explore this popular body sculpting option.
Many individuals struggle with stubborn fat or excess skin in the stomach area, regardless of fitness levels. A mini tummy tuck targets the lower abdomen, where Dr. Chalekson expertly tightens muscles and removes loose skin. For those seeking additional contouring, liposuction can be incorporated to further flatten and enhance the stomach area. This procedure can also refine the appearance of a c-section scar. While less extensive than a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck requires less recovery time and is more cost-effective, though it may not address certain issues like stretch marks or muscle roundness above the belly button.
Ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck typically have sagging skin in the lower abdomen. Both men and women, especially those not planning future pregnancies, can benefit from this procedure. Candidates should be in good health, with chronic conditions well-managed. It’s crucial for candidates to quit smoking well in advance of the surgery to reduce risks and promote better healing.
Recovery varies, with discomfort more pronounced in the initial week, especially if muscle repair is involved. At our clinic, we use innovative techniques to minimize discomfort, including the possibility of a drainless abdominoplasty. Most patients can return to non-strenuous jobs within 1-2 weeks, though recovery might be extended if liposuction or extensive muscle repair is performed. We provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. Swelling may temporarily affect clothing choices, and we recommend a compression garment for up to eight weeks to aid healing. Avoiding strenuous activities for at least a month post-surgery is essential.
Interested in a mini tummy tuck in San Luis Obispo County? Contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Chalekson and our skilled team will discuss your aesthetic goals and recommend the best approach to meet your needs.